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For Unit 3, you will submit a project that includes a demonstrated prewriting technique, a topic sentence outline, and a draft essay that resulted from your prewriting and outline. Completing this assignment is part of a final capstone paper which will be submitted during Unit 5.

Specifically, you will complete the following:

  • Select a topic question from the topic list. Click here for the topic list.
  • Identify and use at least 1 invention or prewriting strategy (mind mapping, brainstorming, listing, freewriting, etc.).
  • Develop a thesis statement and 3 strong supporting subtopics.
  • Create a topic sentence outline (scheme strategy).
  • Prepare a first-draft essay.

Note: Your submission should be double-spaced with 12 point font and 1″ margins and include your prewriting, outline, and 500-word-minimum first-draft essay.

Please see Figure 2.3 below from page 33 of your textbook for an outline example.

Figure 2.3 Outline Example

Intro: start with anecdote about the glass ceiling

Thesis: Today’s Americans may believe that we have diverse workplaces, but sadly this is far from the truth.

History of racial divides in the workplace

Office jobs

Labor

Skilled vs. unskilled laborers

Industrial laborers

Skills and education

Advances

Laws

 

Affirmative action process

 

Recent cases

News reports

Case study

Conclusion

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